The U.S. House of Representatives today passed legislation today authored by Congresswoman Karen Bass that would allow local transit agencies like Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to prioritize hiring local residents for highway and transit projects. The amendment was adopted as part of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill.
Congressmember Bass teams up with a foster youth alumni for third annual "Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day"
Los Angeles resident Toni Washington went to Capitol Hill to spend the day with Rep. Karen Bass for the third annual "Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day." Washington joined nearly 70 other foster youth alumni from across the country who traveled to Washington to shadow members of Congress to get a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the House of Representatives and to share their experiences in the child welfare system as a way to influence policy around foster care.
Today, the world mourns the passing of Dr. Maya Angelou. Read Rep. Karen Bass's statement here.
Rep. Karen Bass issued the following statement against the "Defense Authorization Act of 2015".
Rep. Karen Bass to Join U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker in Visiting West Africa to Promote Trade
Congresswoman Karen Bass announced today that she would join U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and 20 American companies, including two California companies, on an Energy Business Development trade mission to Nigeria. The California firms joining the mission are SolarReserve from Santa Monica and EEC from Burlingame.
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) issued this statement after the House of Representatives passed five pieces of legislation to combat human trafficking.
Statement on President Obama's Announcement of Sanctions on Individuals in the Central African Republic
Congressmember Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement on President Obama announcing sanctions for the Central African Republic.
Rep. Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement after South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Macharan signed an Agreement to Resolve the Crisis in South Sudan.
Congressmember Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the “Electrify Africa Act of 2014."
Members of Congress Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Condemning the Abduction of School Girls in Nigeria
Congresswoman Karen Bass joined Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24), Congressman Ed Royce (CA-39), Congressman Eliot L. Engel (NY-16), Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-26), and Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-4) in introducing House Resolution 573, a resolution condemning the abduction of Nigerian school girls by the terrorist group Boko Haram.